Facing some serious sleep deprivation? We are here to help with our top gentle sleep tips. Kim West LCSW-C, the creator of The Sleep Lady Shuffle℠ and mom of two, has 25 years of experience in sleep training. She has seen everything and there’s no sleep problem too hard for her to solve.

Our gentle sleep tips blog was created by Kim for parents with children as old as 6 years old, right down to newborns. From sleep training questions to weaning, daily schedules, co-sleeping, naps and so much more, we are sure there’s an answer to your sleep questions below!

Gentle Sleep Tips Blog and Resources

For more than 25 years, we have been on a mission to provide
proven, achievable, gentle sleep tips and solutions for parents and families everywhere.

Dream On: Why Sleep Is Important

Getting good sleep may not be on the top of your list but chances are it should be! While the exact science behind why sleep is important still under investigation, research shows that sleep shouldn’t be taken lightly. While the health benefits of getting enough sleep at night are abundant, the consequences of not getting…

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How Do I Stop Co-Sleeping With My Toddler?

How Do I Stop Co-Sleeping With My Toddler? A follower wrote in with a question about how to stop co-sleeping with her toddler. She wrote: “I have a toddler sleep problem. My son is now 15 months old and he does sleep through night and has been since about four to five months of age….

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Baby Sleep Help: How to Wean Your Child From the Bottle

Tough as it might seem to say bye-bye to the bottle for both of you (it comforts him, it makes things easy for you), it’s important to start the process sometime after your child’s first birthday, with the goal of having him completely weaned by 15 months. Why You Should Wean Your Child From the…

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Is Stress-Free Parenting Possible? One day at a time, I think it is.

By Christine Carter, PhD Stress is the trash of modern life – we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life.—Danzae Pace I’ve met very few parents who don’t complain about how stressful life is; just getting out the door in the morning can…

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3 Things That Won't Help Your Baby Sleep: The Anti-Advice

This is a great  blog post by Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, aka Seattle Mama Doc. Its short, sweet and packed with info! I have put her words in italic. There is a lot of information (and opinion) about how to get your infant to sleep through the night. Cry it out/don’t cry it out, rocking/no…

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How Do Animals Sleep?

What fun animal sleep facts to share with your children! This article is from the National Sleep Foundation. “Ever wonder how a dolphin can sleep without drowning or why a bat sleeps upside down? Well, you won’t have to wonder any more. Check out how our favorite animals sleep: Dolphins Can you sleep and swim at…

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Helping Children Sleep: 6 Back-to-School Sleep Tips

After a few months of throwing your schedule to the wind due to vacations, traveling, long days, BBQs and family fun, the time has come to get back on to a healthy sleep schedule! Here are some back-to-school sleep tips for helping children sleep: 1. If your child’s wake up time has been all over…

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